Date: 7/31/20 1:00 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Virginia Rail (2 reports)
- Reddish Egret (3 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 08:12 by Tom Beland
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71962021
- Comments: "Heard one vocalizing one side of Phelps bridge saw continuing bird on other side of the bridge"

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 08:12 by Laurel S Luby
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71962331
- Comments: "Heard one vocalizing one side of Phelps bridge saw continuing bird on other side of the bridge"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 17:15 by Larry Chen
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71967894
- Comments: "Continuing immature with patchy plumage (looking better than last time though!). Flew in and did a half-hearted dance before flying back upriver."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 17:15 by Sarah Toner
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71967895
- Comments: "Continuing immature with patchy plumage (looking better than last time though!). Flew in and did a half-hearted dance before flying back upriver."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 08:58 by David Blue
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71961670
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Twice flew back and forth under the railroad bridge where it actively foraged (in its wing-spreading dancing style) in the closer, shallower channel on the ocean side. The color of this immature bird was mostly murky, with grays and sandy browns."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Jul 30, 2020 17:40 by Susanne Meyer
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71970807
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "continuing immature in brush east of bridge and juvenile standing on rocks at parking lot side of slough mouth"

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